corncob

[ kawrn-kob ]
/ ˈkɔrnˌkɒb /

noun

the elongated woody core in which the grains of an ear of corn are embedded.
Also called corncob pipe. a tobacco pipe with a bowl made from a corncob.

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Origin of corncob

An Americanism dating back to 1780–90; corn1 + cob
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British Dictionary definitions for corncob

corncob
/ (ˈkɔːnˌkɒb) /

noun

the core of an ear of maize, to which kernels are attached
short for corncob pipe
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